Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Online Book Club

Over on Goodreads readers Wilhelmina and Rona moderate the Literary Fiction by People of Color Book Club. Rather than starting a new club here, I'm joining theirs and encouraging you to as well. This club reads more than black authors, so I will continue to spotlight books each month specifically by black authors as that's the mission of this blog. However, I am ALL FOR everybody reading everybody and love the idea of diversifying my own bookshelves! So I'm really looking forward to it.

In March we're reading The Gangster We Are All Looking For byLê Thi Diem Thúy. The discussion begins March 1.

8 comments:

susan said...

Maude knows I have more than enough going on, but I would be interested in hearing highlights of your discussion.

And do I need one more book to add to my tbr? lol Thanks, Carleen.

wdjenkins1 said...

Thanks, Carleen, for letting everyone know about the group. I just wanted to second Carleen's invitation to all of you. Once you join, you can participate as much or as little as you would like. And past discussions can be accessed from the group page. We've recently discussed Toni Morrison's A Mercy, Colson Whitehead's Apex Hides The Hurt, and Percival Everett's Erasure, among others. Don't be discouraged because the group is classified as private. You are very welcome and will be quickly approved. See you on Goodreads!

Carleen Brice said...

I'll have to check these other conversations out!

merc3069 said...

I joined!

Color Online said...

Dear readers,

Please come by and show some love for Carleen, one of our judges for our first Color Online Black History Month Writers'Contest.

Thanks, Carleen,

Color Online said...

Big thank you to Carleen!

Carleen was one of our fine judges for our first BHMW Contest. Come read the entries, congratulate the winners and check out what our judges had to say.

Keith Andrew Perry said...

I recently heard the author read with Chris Abani here in D.C. I was able to get a signed copy of this book. It had been on the back burner (other things to digest as fuel for my novel) but I will place it higher on the list.

the prisoner's wife said...

mm, thanks for the suggestion. i am in a offline bookclub & i get to pick May's selection. i'm thinking of Marlon James' new book, but we'll see.